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Press Release – For Immediate Release
Colorado Springs, Colorado – IntelliTec College of Colorado Springs is hosting two holiday giving opportunities in 2013. The first is a stuff-the-bus campaign to collect needed items for the homeless and families in need in El Paso County. The second is a Christmas tree gift exchange that will provide gifts for local children in foster care. IntelliTec students, faculty and the public are encouraged to participate in both of these events.
“We have many families associated with the school who have either been a foster child themselves or have foster children. We also have students who came here living out of their cars and are now working in the community. So it is very dear to our hearts,” said Dean of Students Randy Flynt. Randy added, “We really are touched by the number of homeless students that we affect each and every year and want to do more.”
Participants in the gift exchange for local foster children will choose a card from one of two Christmas trees set up in the IntelliTec reception area or the café. The cards will specify if the gift is for a boy or girl to be purchased and returned to the tree. Gifts are for all ages, however, most will be for ages twelve and under. Randy Flynt will deliver the donated gifts to the children on Thursday, December 19. The Student Ambassadors and the National Technical Honor Society are heading up the holiday gift exchange, also a first-time event for IntelliTec.
Donation boxes for the stuff-the-bus campaign are set up in the main campus, medical and automotive buildings. The deadline for donations is Thursday, December 19th. Needed items include gifts for children, blankets, toiletries such as travel size soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, shaving cream, disposable razors, feminine hygiene products, diapers, toilet paper and large bath towels. Clothing items needed include clean socks, new underwear for men and women, jackets, blue jeans, shoes, undershirts, mittens, gloves, hats, scarves, work boots, etc. IntelliTec is asking that all clothing is clean and free of holes or tears. Pantry items may be donated as well.
IntelliTec College is working in conjunction with Ecumenical Social Ministries (ESM) of Colorado Springs on the stuff-the-bus campaign to provide for more than fifty homeless families and individuals. ESM will be distributing the donated items to those in need. Dean of Students Randy Flynt reports that the IntelliTec bus being used for this first-time event is already almost full.
Ecumenical Social Ministries is a nonprofit multi-denominational organization located in downtown Colorado Springs. Their mission is to help the community by providing assistance to low-income and homeless families and individuals in Colorado Springs.
About IntelliTec College in Colorado Springs
IntelliTec College in Colorado Springs, CO offers hands-on career training in the technical trades, computer technology, allied health care and personal training fields. These programs award either associate degrees (occupational) or professional certificates and are designed to be completed in as little as 18 months or less. IntelliTec provides a supportive learning environment with small classes sizes and caring instructors. Learn how you can improve your life with a meaningful career by requesting information at www.IntelliTec.edu or calling 719-632-7626.
Randy L. Flynt, PsyD, MDIV
Dean of Students
IntelliTec College in Colorado Springs